Russian Harlequin Hound
Rusia Hound not recognized by the F.C.I.

The Russian Harlequin Hound is a rare breed of dog found almost exclusively in Russia.

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History

In the 18th century, a hound native to Russia began to develop naturally, but it wasn't until around 1900 that selective breeding started in earnest, and the first breed standard for the Russian hound was developed in 1925. The breeders then crossed to the Estonian Hound with the English hounds. The result was the Russian Harlequin Hound, a slightly squarer looking dog with tricolor spots on a white body. The voice of the Russian Harlequin Hound is much deeper and melodic than that of a Estonian Hound, and frequently have black marks on the saddle.

Until 1951 This new breed of hound was known as the Anglo-Russian hound, but when he was accepted as a separate race from his own, he was known as the Russian Harlequin Hound. This breed was well known, not only for their melodic voices, but also for its speed and resistance when tracking its prey. They were frequently used as red hunting dogs, which means they were chasing foxes and wolves, traditionally known as red game, and they are rarely found outside the Soviet Union.

The breeders of the Russian Harlequin Hound they are still in the process of improving both the type and the uniformity of the breed and the breed is now seen sometimes at Soviet dog shows, and is considered equal in quality to the best Estonian Hound. The Russian Harlequin Hound It was also used by William Dunker when he developed his namesake the Dunker, sometimes also known as the Norwegian Hound.

The Russian Harlequin Hound It is not recognized by the F.C.I.

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Physical characteristics “Russian Harlequin Hound”

The Russian Harlequin Hound he is a muscular dog, medium-sized, which stands about twenty-four inches tall and weighs between 18 and 31 kg, with a square build, long, straight legs and a strong tail that has a slightly curved or saber-like shape. They also tend to have a somewhat broad, square head with a straight, square muzzle., that always ends with a black nose. They have slightly hanging lips, oval shaped eyes, usually dark brown, and medium-sized pendant ears that sit high on the head and hang down to the sides to frame the face.

The characteristic short coat of the Russian Harlequin Hound is mostly white with tricolor markings on the head, face, back and tail, and is typically quite dense; this coloring is particularly useful when hunting with this Russian hound as it makes it much easier to differentiate the hunting dog from its prey.

Character and skills “Russian Harlequin Hound”

The Russian Harlequin Hound is a rare breed of dog found almost exclusively in Russia. A mix of the Estonian Hound and the English Foxhound, this scent hound is known for its ability to track the game traditionally known as red game, like the fox and the wolves. They tend to be friendly and outgoing with almost everyone they meet., both human and canine, but they have a high prey drive and may not be safe around cats and other small animals. This breed is not well adapted to apartment living due to its high activity levels and vocal nature..

Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound
Francia FCI 325 - Medium-sized Hounds

Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound It is not a dog that adapts to life in an apartment if there is no way for it to vent its great energy.

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History

The breed had been around for a long time and various dog lovers like Mr M. Légeron, A. Rivot porthole, Willekens, Gairal, Daubigné they had tried in vain to get it officially recognized.

Hare hunters had created this small dog of order from medium-sized French breeds: Porcelaine, Gascon Saintongeois, Poitevin hound in crossbreeding with English dogs like him Beagle, several varieties of Harriers, even the little one English Foxhound. The objective of these crosses was to improve the construction of their dogs and thus increase the speed and attitude to take.

In any case it is a typical French hunting dog, in which English blood also flows. In 1957 the first official recognition of the breed took place in France, followed by the FCI in 1978.

Photo: Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound – or also called Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie – He is of medium size and a dog with a powerful constitution, but it never seems heavy. In its appearance it resembles the dogs of the French pack. According to the breed standard, the head should be long and not too wide. The hair is short, thick and smooth and can be two or three colors (white and orange or black, white with brown).

The eyes are large and soft but lively in expression.. Ears below the eye line are soft, slightly turned inwards and medium in size. The tail is of medium length and quite thin. The limbs are strong, with straight and broad forequarters in profile and muscular hindquarters with low set hocks.

Character and skills “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound is described as balanced and bold, independent, smart and leader, proud and trustworthy. He is affectionate and loyal to his owners. However, adult dogs are suspicious of strangers.

These dogs make up the vast majority of hare and fox hunting herds today. But shooters increasingly appreciate its fine-nosed qualities., resistance, good throat, easy to put on, wise in the hunt and in the kennel.

In the last twenty years, The number of Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hounds medium has improved both in quality and quantity. However, the breeders, and buyers in particular, they must register their dogs with the LOF (Central Canine Society) to better control the selection.

Activities and exercise with “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

This dog loves to move, needs a lot of exercise and wants to work. You have to spend about four hours a day intensely with him. The breed is suitable for training as a hunting dog, but also for various dog sports. Keeping the dog in the house is strongly discouraged: The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound you need and want a lot of space and would like to have free access to the garden also outside the “hours of walk”.

Education of “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

To the Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound he likes to learn, he is submissive and also has an intelligent mind. However, has a strong hunting instinct, so your education should start soon and therefore, any “rarity” that this dog acquires in his youth must be solved since it is difficult to correct later.

Care and health of the “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The short and dense coat of this dog does not require any special care, cleans itself almost by itself. Its legs, However, should be checked regularly. Especially when used as a hunting dog, injuries and problems are more likely to occur.

In rare cases there is a tendency to osteoarthritis and bone tumors.

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1 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, op der Haard, Diddeleng by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, Kackeschbësch, Éiter by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, 7 months, Wesley by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie (white and black with pale tan markings) three and four months old puppies. by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 325
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

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Alternative names:

    1. Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie (English).
    2. Anglo-français de petite vénerie (French).
    3. Anglo-Français de petite vénerie (German).
    4. Anglo-Français de petite vénerie (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso anglo francés de tamaño mediano, Anglo-francés para la caza menor, Anglo-francés de tamaño medio (Spanish).

Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog
Marruecos FCI 247 - Molossoid . Mountain

aidi

The Aidi is highly energy, protective and extremely vigilant. Despite its resemblance to Sheepdogs, The Aidi is not one of them because there are no sheepdogs from the Atlas.

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History “Aidi”

The Aidi or “atlas dog” It is a breed of dog of Morocco. Traditionally, It has been used by the Berber shepherds of the Atlas as dog. Also stands out for its developed sense of smell.

The Aïdi is recognized as coming from Morocco, probably originating in the desert of the Sahara.

The Aidi it is not a sheepdog, There are no dogs pastors in the Atlas. It is a courageous dog, He has lived and worked in the Atlas of Morocco, Libya and Algeria, to protect its owner and its herd of wild cats, other predators, as well as strangers crossing on their way. A protective dog of the nomadic tribes of the desert, characterized by its high alert and aggressiveness that used to monitor the camp at night.

It is equipped with a great memory, If a person has made an affront, the Aidi will always remember him as an ENEMY!

The Aidi, Historically, It has not been much appreciated by the tribes race, like other races. Always rated the Sloughi race and other races regarded as noble.

However, the Moroccans have recently formed a club to protect the purity of the breed, that has contributed in many roles in their society, as protector, Hunter, police dog, and as pet. Although the Aidi has been used primarily as a working dog, for quite some time already, often used as a hunting dog.

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Despite its resemblance to a sheepdog, the Aidi It is not one of them since there are no shepherd dogs from the Atlas.

Physical characteristics “Aidi”

The Aïdi it is robust and powerful, with a body height of 52 - 62 centimeters. He is very muscular, rustic and strong, but it is not heavy. The broad and strong head shows small hanging ears and medium-sized dark eyes., whose colors range from dark amber to golden brown. The tail must reach at least to the hocks. In rest position hangs relaxed. In motion, the Atlas Shepherd you should carry it cheerfully, but not constantly curled over the back. The thicker and hairier the tail, best.

The Atlas Mountain Dog moves with wide and fairly flat movements. In a small and fast jog he seems tireless. The fur, which is otherwise medium long, is clearly shorter and finer on the face and ears. In the neck and throat form, especially in males, a mane. The colored strokes of the Aidi they are very varied. Often the fawn, brown and black combine in the coat.

Character and skills “Aidi”

It is a domestic animal (urban) and very good if given tasks and makes enough exercise to be satisfied and happy.

Nothing escapes your watchful eye and you don't hesitate for a second to avoid danger. Guarding and defending the goods entrusted to him is in the blood of Aïdi. Does not know fear and is very efficient in risky situations. In the circle of his family, the awesome Atlas Mountain Dog is loyal, well educated and affectionate. Out of this close circle of familiar attachment figures, not very sociable.

In France, the independent centre of education is working to train him to accompany and guide the blind.

Education and care “Aïdi”

A Aïdi you need a task that you can live with all your guardian passion. The most affectionate social contact with your family should not be neglected. The Aïdi not a herding dog in the sense of European herding dogs. Protecting the herd is much more in line with their innate passion and nature. His education requires calm, patience and tolerance. With the “drill” nothing can be achieved at all with the Aïdi and you can't expect reliable obedience to this breed, extremely, independent.

The care of the coat is however undemanding. Bushy hair, about six centimeters long, protects you like armor when fighting predators and is content with occasional brushing. In its natural form, the coat optimally adapts to extreme weather conditions, from heat to freezing cold. Therefore, you should not cut it in summer under any circumstances.

In some regions it is customary to shorten his ears, but this practice is discouraged by the standard

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Characteristics "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 247
  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
  • Section 2.2: Molossian, Mountain type. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
    • UKC – Guard dog

    FCI breed standard "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

    ATLAS MOUNTAIN DOG (AIDI) FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Aidi, Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog (English).
      2. Aïdi, Aidi Atlas (French).
      3. Aïdi, Atlas-Berghund (German).
      4. Aidi, Atlas dog (Portuguese).
      5. Aidi, Atlas Sheepdog (Spanish).

    Spanish Alano
    España (Molossoid, Bloodhound)

    Alano español

    The Spanish Alano It is a breed endorsed mainly by its enormous bravery

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    History “Spanish Alano”

    Grip or prey dog ​​breed of very ancient origins. Medium sized considered breed of Spain. When mixed other races are created as the Bull Dog in Spain, the alano of vautre (grip) in France, the Old bulldog in England, the extinct Bullenbeisser in Germany, or own Dogo Argentino.

    Molosser light dam and corridor. The traditional functionality It is the handling of cattle bravo and semibravo, Iberian trunk, extensive system. big game was also used, as a dog's tooth to the subjection of deer and wild boar. Its modern implementation is care and defence, How to care for cattle against any kind of predator.

      Some authors consider Spanish Alano desciendiente the old dog named Alaunt, Alans used by both war and for handling cattle.

    The existence of Alans dogs Spain dates back several centuries ago, Although it is not clear which was its origin. Some believe that this race was extended by moloso Europe by the alano in the fourth century and was taken to the Iberian Peninsula and to the North Africa by the Vandals.

    In 1350 publishes the rey Alfonso XI their “Book of the Monteria”. In the fifteenth century it is published “Treaty of the Monteria”, anonymous, which performs a deep somatic description of the dog.

    When he is talking about perro Dane everyone knew that this was a prey corridor to justify its name must meet certain features:

    With strong head, of longuilíneas proportions, high rump and good bones. Also your character It was clearly defined by its function gripping dog. “No taking by hunger or award, but by right nature gave Dios” (we call it today prey).

    Of which there is no doubt is that these dogs were very extended, as evidenced by his appearance in paintings. There is a alano that plasma Velázquez in the hunting pit, which it is in the National Gallery de Londres, those of Goya in his Capturing a bull or an engraving of the French Romantic Blanchard. They are also appointed by Cervantes and Lope de Vega Alans of Thirds.

    It is believed, According to the most likely hypothesis, they reached the Iberian Peninsula, accompanying the Alano people, shortly after the fall of Roman empire, about him V century. The alano used primarily for war, hunting and animal husbandry, They were robust and primitive specimens. Later, its unbeatable psychophysical qualities (robustness, courage and loyalty) They make the Alano notabilísimo play a role as a member of the Spanish armies, especially during the conquest of the Americas.

      The first written references to the Alano They appear in the Medievo, Hand Gonzalo de Berceo, in 1247.

    More complete data are in 1347, in the Book of Hunting, Don Alfonso XI "The Enforcer". Other mentions of importance on Alano, worthy of mention occurs in Utrera in 1603, by Fray Francisco de Tamayo.

    In the conquest of New world They played a key role dogs, animal unknown to the indigenous peoples. These, coupled with the horses, armor and arquebuses contributed to the victory.

      They were the terror of the natives, Thus the stories of the time not directed impressive descriptions as the following:

      The Friar Bernardino de Sahagún terms of testimonies of Indians attacked by huge ¨perros, with ears cut, fierce yellow eyes Bloodshot, huge mouths, hanging languages and teeth in the form of knives, wild as the demon and stained as the jaguares¨. The description has an inevitable tone of admiration and fear; Let us not forget that in pre-Columbian times (before the arrival of the conquistadors) the Indians possessed dogs small size and often body. In this way, the Indians called the canes of the Spanish ¨una diabolical invention.
      Bartholomew Columbus and Fontanarossa, brother of the discoverer and Adelantado Governor of Hispaniola, they say the Chronicles employed 200 men, 20 horses and 20 Alans, It was the "debut" of the Alans in the conquest of America.

    The Spanish Alano It is supported primarily by its huge courage, with special mention when dealing with wild boar, disregarding even his own life. Its functions have changed little during these centuries. War Dog, livestock (especially for the beef and veal), hunting and nursery. It is in the eighteenth century when they appear the first written evidence of Spanish Alano, on their participation in the bravo bull party.

    Its qualities traspasarán Spanish borders, becoming very significant exports, both American continent as countries Europe as France, England or Germany in order to improve their own races, especially the Bulldog and the Dogue de Bordeaux. even the international press echoes of its characteristics, as happened in 1873, in the British press, describing carefully to a copy of prey Spanish (Alano), called Bull and reads: “…fighting only subject to his opponent by the head, is silent and immune to pain…”.

      At the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th, begins the decline of the alano, motivated by multiple factors:

      Exclusion of hosts, changes in the tradition of the Monteria and grazing, definitive exclusion from the Festival of the bull and custom. This resulted in the gradual replacement of alano other imported breeds, in most of the times, in an unjustified way. Years later, you get even speculate about the possible disappearance of alano, Since his last appearance publishes occurs in Madrid, in the year 1963 (exhibition at the Retiro Park).
      But they have not disappeared, were some population loopholes in certain marginal areas, difficult access, as are certain mountains Cantabria, País Vasco, Burgos and Salamanca. These remnants of the population managed to survive thanks to its functional qualities, as for the farmers and hunters in the area, outside all fashion and with an enviable sense of practicality, there was simply no better animal to those committed to the Spanish Alano.

    Physical characteristics “Spanish Alano”

    Today, and thanks to the excellent work of recovery of some professionals and public bodies, the Spanish Alano virtually, remains unchanged, It's a medium dog of prey, strong, Agile and very serious. Specially equipped for the handling of cattle, for hunting and for custody.

    Little barking by nature, very resistant to pain and disease, tends to be suspicious and distrustful with strangers and bottom and very affectionate with its owner and family.

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    Weight 35 36,5 47,5 58 47,5 59
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    Alano character and skills

    The Alano is an animal slow in their development, reaching maturity, physical and mental, over the two years. From that moment you will find a powerful animal, determined and very noble. As it's a dog selected primarily by their willingness to work, There is some variety of "types", Since the lighter Alans, gifted for hunting, until the heavier, suitable for grazing and save (livestock lines or old Bull Dog).

    Perhaps in recent times less attention to the latter is being, for the most consistent lines for hunting. Perhaps the lovers of this type of alano (Bull Dog), have to consider its viability as a separate race.

      In 1880 "prohibited the fate of"dogs the bull"and that is why Bull rings left keep dogs".

    On the other hand, to stop practicing "hunting in the round", becomes otherwise organize the montería so it is no longer interesting for cattle fall clasped by dogs, but to reach the positions where the montero is bet, who is who pays the entertainment. In these circumstances the flocks deshicieran of the Alans who had.

    Once a dog was useful whether it performed any task. The Spanish Alano "She ceased to have work" after selecting breeds of cattle more docile, so this race back to a dizzying to extinction speed.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • Molossoid, Bloodhound
    • Federations: Recognized in 2004 as a breed by the RSCE​ (Royal Canine society of Spain)

    Alternative names

      1. Spanish Alaunt, Spanish Bulldog, Spanish Alano, Alano (English).

      2. Alano espagnol (French).

      3. Alano español (German).

      4. Alano espanhol, Buldogue espanhol, Alão espanhol (Portuguese).

      5. Alano español, Bulldog Español (Spanish).

    Akbash
    Turquía - Molossoid . Mountain

    Akbash

    Calm and alert while. He is not shy, nor is it aggressive.

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    History of the Akbash

    The dog's Akbash It is native to the West of Turkey in the region known as the Akbaş, where he started to develop since ancient times for the care of livestock, especially sheep. Two of the names most commonly used to refer to this can, are Akbash and Akkush. Both names have a specific meaning in Turkish, Like this Akbash (Akbaş) means "white head", and Akkush, "White Bird".

    This breed is thought to be the Turkish version of the typical livestock guardian sheepdog in the white variety, you are within (and around) of northern Mediterranean Basin. It has a unique combination of qualities of molossians and hounds.

    Its development dates back to at least make 3.000 years, and the reason white, was highlighted that in the field did not exist any difficulty to distinguish them from predators.

    Archaeological evidence suggests that the early civilizations of these dogs (or better their ancestors) arose, what we know today as Turkey, makes one 10.000 years.

    Physical characteristics Akbash

    It is a big dog, with a weight from 34 - 64 kg and a range around 69 - 86 height cm. It has soft and short fur (some parts with more hair), presents a double layer of hair, is generally white, but may be, a bit of light color of biscuits in the ears.

    It has long legs, a queue that is screwed; they may have some pink hair Tufts, or with negruzco-bajo black or brown color stains their white coat. The edges of the eyes, the nose and lips should be completely black or brown black, Although some may have them pink.

    It is believed that the ancient genetics of this breed was based on a combination of molosos and races of greyhounds. The Akbash It has the characteristics of both. Although there is much variation in the size and height of this breed, usually are tall dogs, long and strong body. Most are pretty flexible and lightweight for the size you have. They have loose neck skin to protect themselves from predators.

      Different indigenous breeds in the country

    Occupying the Turkish territory are three distinct indigenous races of the country; the Akbash, the Kangal and Kars. In Turkey is legal export Akbash, but it is illegal to export Kangal, because they are the national dog of Turkey race.

    Although initially the Americans and Europeans designating the same name for the three races (Dog Anatolian Shepherd), whereas one of the only three varied color and small details to did them not differentiable; later, in 1996, was held at the University of Konya an international symposium that promoted the distinction between the three races of Turkish dogs protecting livestock.

    Now they considered separate races and there is an international association of Akbash, Headquartered in the United States.UU. which promotes the popularity of the race around the world and, in special, in the United States.UU. where it is used to protect livestock from coyotes.

    There are two varieties of Akbash: a long-haired and short hair, but both have the characteristic white colour that makes this race the perfect race for the care of livestock, allowing to differentiate the dog of the Wolf with just the low light of the Moon.

    Akbash character and skills

    It is a dog quiet When not working. It also presents a majestic port transmitting calm. He is extremely loyal to his sheep, and it is even said that he creates very strong bond with them that arrive to make impossible their mating.

    The Akbash It is a quiet dog and alert at the same time. He is not shy, nor is it aggressive. When used as a protection dog, It is wary with any stranger that approaches their territory, and with the unusual sounds and changes in their environment.

    The race is not naturally hostile, but as they were raised to think and act independently, This ingredient mark character; It is not a lap dog. If it educates small, He adapted well to home life, If I had the opportunity to take long walks in the countryside, and a work to be done such as care for children, for example.

    The Akbash It is one of the most popular around 30 races around the world under the title Flock guardians, livestock protection dogs, or livestock guardian dogs (most commonly: LGD).

    These dogs are known for their intelligence, courage, independence and loyalty.

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    Characteristics "Akbash"

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    Type and recognitions:

    • useful as herding dog, livestock care.
    • Recognized by the United Kennel Club UKC, An international registration of dogs that exalts the values, capacity and preserves reward virtue of pedigree.
    • Recognized as one homogeneous race by the Turkish Federation of Dogs (HOW) and an associate member of the International Federation Cinológica (FCI)

    Alternative names

    • Akbash, Akbaş Çoban Köpeği (English).
    • Akbash (French).
    • Akbaş, Akbaş Çoban Köpeği (German).
    • Akbash, cão pastor de Akbaş (Portuguese).
    • Akbash, Akkush (Spanish).

    Australian Terrier
    Australia FCI 8 . Small sized Terrier

    Australian Terrier

    The Australian Terrier is a lively dog, attentive, with a facial expression that denotes intelligence.

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    History

    The Australian Terrier It is a breed of dog in the Terrier family, classified in the section 2.

    Due to his appearance, He is often confused with a Yorkshire Terrier large size. Is not surprising because, this breed comes from crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and different breeds of Terrier among the Skye Terrier, Cairn Terrier, the Norwich Terrier and other Irish Terrier.

    Its origin goes back in the early 19th century, when accompanied by their Terrier British families travelled to Australia, and the vicissitudes of fate led to that these Terrier cross with the autóctonos…, and this is how they were born many races in the world.

    In the early years of its existence, the Australian Terrier was known by the name Broken-coated-Terrier or Broken-hair-buel-and-tan”.

    The wording of the first breed standard, took place in the year 1896, While the official recognition of the same, is situated a little further late... in 1933. Y, the latest revision of the standard data of 1962.

    Otros nombres: Terrier Australien

    Group 3 / Section 2 – Small sized Terrier.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a long dog (in relation to your height), rustic-looking, robust with short limbs and strong.

    The head is elongated, It has the black truffle and scissor closing denture. It has pointed ears being erect and small and dark eyes. The tail is often be amputated.

    The height of the Australian Terrier is maximum 25 cm. to the cross in males and 22,5 - 23 in females, the average weight is situated in 4.5 - 5 Kg.

    The hair is hard, straight and average length. This rustic-looking, precisely, Since hair is rough to the touch and out gives it.

    The fur can be blue or silver, with stains of fire (or bronze) on the limbs and snout, or color sand clear or Griffon.

    Puppies are born black solid color and change color in three months.

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    It is a very robust breed of dog, that often has a high percentage of Diabetes Mellitus.

    What is Diabetes Mellitus??

    Diabetes is defined as a disorder in the metabolism of the hydrates of carbon, fats and proteins caused by a deficiency of insulin, It can be absolute or relative.

    Insulin is a hormone secreted in the beta cells of the pancreas, whose production allows to control blood sugar (blood glucose levels). Insulin deficiency causes a deterioration in the capacity of tissues to use nutrients, that translates into an increase of glucose in blood (Hyperglycemia).

    Diabetes is classified according to the disease in humans, namely, as type I and type II.

    The type I It is characterized by the destruction of beta cells, What determines the loss progressive and complete end of insulin secretion. Dogs suffering from type I Diabetes Mellitus may have a sudden onset of symptoms due to the rapid loss of the ability to produce insulin. These cases require insulinización from the time of diagnosis and are called diabetics 1,811 (DMID).

    Other dogs may have a gradual loss of insulin secretion, that their beta cells will be destroyed with slow. These animals may have an initial period in which Hyperglycemia is mild or easy control, in which case it's diabetic insulinoindependientes (DMIID), Although in the long term these dogs also need her.

    Diabetes Mellitus type II It is a little more difficult to understand and is characterized by what we call "insulin resistance" and "dysfunctional" beta cells. The secretion of insulin by these cells will be high, low or normal, but not enough to overcome the resistance to it in the peripheral tissues.

    It´s, to explain it in a graphic way, It is as if peripheral tissues do not obey the orders of the insulin or were not able to do what send it.

    In terms of metabolism or synthesis of glucose, These dogs may have DMID or DMIID, namely, need or not insulin according to the magnitude of the insulinorresistencia and functional status of the beta in their ability to produce cells and secrete the hormone in low quantities, normal or high.

    Dogs also recognizes a secondary diabetes, produced by a carbohydrate intolerance (glucose) due to the presence of a disease or a drug treatment that it antagonizes or counteracts the effects of insulin and can lead to the exhaustion of the beta cells of the pancreas with the appearance of diabetes insulinodependiente.

    The owners of diabetic dogs should be aware that the routine in the treatment with insulin and food has to be respected. Two fixed-dose of insulin a day associated with a food palatable to always provide the same source and the same amount of starch, always run at the same time it can reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in diabetic dogs.

    In North America, area where the Australian Terrier is very popular, a research on the incidence of this disease is carried out.

    Character and skills

    The breed standard describes the ideal temperament Australian Terrier as a spirit warning, “with the natural aggressiveness of a Buzzard and a Hunter of coverage“.

    Taking into account the Classification of dogs according to their functional intelligence and obedience (Stanley Coren ’ s "The intelligence of dogs") Australian Terrier ranks 34. Means that, is higher than the average, which indicates a good capacity for learning and training.

    The Australian Terrier is a lively dog, attentive, with a facial expression that denotes intelligence, loyalty and faithfulness.

    Sometimes it might be dominant so that a good training from an early age would be the right thing.

    It is perfectly adapted to any type of housing, whether large or small (apartment, House, House with garden, etc.). It should be enough with daily brushing and a walk.

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    Characteristics "Australian Terrier"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Australian Terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 8
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers

    FCI breed standard "Australian Terrier"

    AUSTRALIAN TERRIER FCI AUSTRALIAN TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Aussie (English).
      2. Terrier australien (French).
      3. Aussie (German).
      4. Terrier australiano (Portuguese).
      5. Aussie, Terrier Australiano (Spanish).

    Ariégeois
    Francia FCI 20 . Medium-sized Hounds

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    Sabueso del Ariège

    The Ariégeois He is a smart dog that accepts well orders

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    History

    The Ariégeois is a dog of French origin, a native of the city of Ariège What, bordering Spain.

    The Ariégeois It was recorded, obtaining the original valid standard, the twenty-fourth day of January of 1996 (Classification: Group 6 – Section 1.2).

    Several theories are born from the intersection between a dog hound type of complexion much lighter in the country (We cannot say exactly what), a Old Pays Briquet and Great Gascony Blue or a Gascon Saintongeois.

    The truth is that crosses kept the typical physical characteristics of these last two dogs, but you can highlight a more docile nature, along with the size and lighter weight.

    Physical characteristics of the “Ariégeois”

    The Ariégeois, is a dog used for small game. Medium-size and light weight make it a wonder, either alone or in groups, they can grow and develop easily in difficult terrain, It is a dog that tolerate heat well.

    His favorite is the hunting of the Hare, but it is also used - sometimes- for the hunting of deer or wild boar.

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    Affenpinscher
    Germany FCI 186 - Pinscher and schnauzer type

    Affenpinscher

    Activos, adventurous, curious and stubborns, but also cheerful and playful.

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    Affenpinscher History

    Type dogs Affenpinscher They are known since about 1600, years. At that time, they were somewhat bigger. Images Affenpinscher set in sixteenth-century German paintings

    It's name derives from the German Affe (monkey). The race is ancient and prior to the Griffon Bruxellois and Miniature Schnauzer.

    The race was created to be a buzzard, working to eliminate rodents from kitchens, barns and stables.

    The first draft of the standard is of 1908 and it was not until the year 1913 When the first official standard is recognized.

    Did You Know?

    Sometime in the eighteenth century or early nineteenth, someone had the bright idea of ​​raising the Affenpinscher reduced in size, allowing a popular pet becoming companion ladies.

    Physical characteristics of the Affenpinscher

    A Affenpinscher, generally, weights from 2,9 - 6,0 kg and measures of 23 - 30 centimeters tall. It has hard and rough hair, which make him look like a monkey (that's whay the origin of it´s name , because Affe means monkey in german). it´s fur is rough on the head and shoulders, forming a mane, with a lower layer on the front and rear quarters.

    The FCI and the standards of the breed KC, specifies that the layer of hair should be black, but the AKC also allows other colors like gray, Silver, black and tan, and beige (a mixture of Brown, black and white red hairs); other clubs have their own lists of acceptable colors, but black is preferential.

    Character and skills

    They have a different character to what we associate with Terrier. They differ from Terrier in that they usually get along well with other dogs and pets. They are active, adventurous, curious and stubborns, but also cheerful and playful. Because they are affectionates with the family members, the protection is a must to whom they love. It is necessary that, they have a clear education, coherent, if not, it could become difficult to control them. The training must be varied because the dog can get bored easily.

    The Affenpinschers they are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, That's the reason they are not recommended for younger children. This dog is very quiet, but it can be very aggressive in case it feels attacked or threatened and shows no fear toward any aggressor.

    Their life expectancy is around twelve years , It's a typical cycle of life of a pure pedigree dog, but a little bit lower than most pedigrees of their size.

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    During moulting it lost much hair, so it is advisable to a good brushed daily and a good diet. The better the quality of the best food will be the State of the fur of your dog. A diet low in fat, salts, iodine, Vitamin B, will it result in dryness and hair loss.

    The Affenpinscher it is a delicate dog that often suffers from intestinal problems.

    Affenpinscher Health

    All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, and all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee in puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or to tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines.

    The monkeys it's a pretty healthy little breed, but individual dogs can develop orthopedic problems like dislocated kneecaps, a common knee condition in small dogs. Affen are also prone to skin conditions that can lead to flank hair loss..

    Not all of these conditions are detectable on a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so you should find a trusted breeder who is committed to raising the healthiest animals possible. Must be able to produce independent certification that the dog's parents (and grandparents, etc.) They have been examined for defects common and considered healthy for breeding. That's where they enter medical records.

    Don't fall for the lies of a bad breeder. If the breeder tells you that you don't need to do those tests because you have never had a problem with your lines, their dogs have been “reviewed by the veterinarian”, or any of the other excuses bad breeders give to skimp on genetic testing of their dogs, leave immediately.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking copies, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what they died from.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Affenpinscher with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Affenpinscher care

    The Affenpinscher it has a thin coat that can be rough or smooth, but the words “smooth” and “rough” can be misleading. Rough-coated dogs have slightly softer textured fur and heavier coat. Some Affen they have a coat that falls somewhere in between. Whatever type of coat you have, the typical monkeys looks clean but a little hairy. You can be sure that it will have leaves and twigs in its fur after being outdoors, so you need regular grooming to maintain your appearance.

    The tools you will need are a brush, a stainless steel comb, a cutter, blunt-ended scissors and scissors to reduce thickness. Remove dead hairs, call “peel” the coat, is part of the package when you live with a monkeys.

    The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, usually every few weeks. Small breeds are prone to periodontal disease, so brush your teeth frequently for good general health and fresh breath.

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    Characteristics "Affenpinscher"

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    Creators "Affenpinscher"

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 186
    • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
    • Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer type. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schanuezer dogs. Molossian type Dogs and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. , Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer.
    • AKC – Toy
    • ANKC – Group 1 (Toys)
    • CKC – Group 5 – Toys
    • ​KC – Toy
    • NZKC – Toy
    • UKC – Company race

    FCI breed standard "Affenpinscher"

    AFFENPINSCHER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Affen, Affie, Monkey Dog (English).
      2. Affenpinscher (French).
      3. Affenpinscher (German).
      4. Affenpinscher (Portuguese).
      5. Perro Mono, Affenpinscher (Spanish).